What is Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP)?

Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP) is an umbrella programme of poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth pillar of UNDP to restore livelihoods of the vulnerable population. Building on two interlinked outputs of re/construction/rehabilitation of small-scale productive community infrastructures to support the livelihood recovery and restore accessibility of remote villages to market and administrative centers to make rural local economy vibrant.

Who funds this project?

The project is funded by Government of Mauritius, International Medical Corps, Bridgehead Limited, Ministry of Commerce China (China Aid), Qatar Red Crescent, Royal Thai Government and UNDP in the different time frame.

Where does it work?

Initially, it worked in earthquake recovery at Gorkha, Dolakaha, Kavrepalanchok, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sidhupalchowk and Dhading; later expanded in flood recovery at Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari,Sarlahi, Rautahat and Parsa; and now reached to the COVID-19 response at Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Surkhet, Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu.

How many people have been benefitted through this project?

The project has benefitted over 700,000 vulnerable people of which 52% were women, 9% Dalits and 57% Janajatis. Similarly, more than 200,000 person days of employment have be generated of which 30% were women and reached to the 6,832 single women headed households and 5,136 differently abled person since June 2015 till September 2020.

Who are the implementing partners of this project?

The implementing partners are Local Municipal Government, Local non-government organizations and community- based organization. The programme is community led with financial and technical supports from implementation partners.

What are different projects under CLIRP?

  • Livelihood Recovery for Peace
  • Fostering Rural Livelihoods Recovery and Resilience of Earthquake Affected Communities in Nepal
  • Building Resilient Community through Livelihood Recovery
  • Improved Access of Water for Livelihood and Women Empowerment
  • Construction of the Disaster Resilient Health Care Facilities in Nuwakot District
  • Post Flood Recovery in Terai Region
  • Community WASH Improvement Programme
  • Livelihood Recovery through Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructures

What are the major achievements?

  • Restored 704 community infrastructures such as irrigation canals, marketing facilities, community buildings, eco-tourism, drinking water schemes, rural energy and agricultural roads, among others.
  • Supported 449 Livelihood interventions. Supported 41 short term employment generating schemes for COVID-19 affected people.
  • Constructed 10 health post buildings in Nuwakot district benefitting 125,000 population.
  • Supported household start-up packages (non-food items) to the Flood affected 35,800 household in eight districts of centre Terai (Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Parsa and Siraha).

Please visit this project webpage to know the results achieved so far.



Where to contact?

You can contact Portfolio Manager, Ms. Kalpana Sarkar kalpana.sarkar@undp.org and Team Leader/ Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme (CILRP), Mr. Niranjan Tamrakar niranjan.tamrakar@undp.org to enquire more about the project.Go to https://www.np.undp.org/content/nepal/en/home/projects/cilrp.html for more information .


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